Domestic Milk Intake has increased by 20.2% in October 2018.
That’s according to new figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) earlier today, Friday, November 30th. The Domestic Intake of creameries and pasteurisers for the same period in October 2018 was estimated at 642.4million litres. This represents an increase of over 110million litres, in comparison to the same period in October 2017.
The total amount of milk sold for human in October 2018 was 0.3% lower than 2017, at 44.8million litres. This represents the exact same figure as from October 2016. 27.0 million litres of the 2018 amount, was in whole milk sales, with the remaining 17.9 million litres Skimmed and semi-skimmed milk sales.
Imported milk intake was at 57.6 million litres for October of this year, up from 55.4 million litres in 2017. The average fat content of milk produced equated to 4.53%, a decrease of 0.05% from 2017.
Butter production was another sector which witnessed significant increases, a rise in production of 15.5%, which amounts to 20,000 tonnes. This represents a 2.7million tonne increase on 2017 figures. Skimmed milk powder production was also up from October 2017, an increase from 5.7 million litres to 10 million litres.
Read the full CSO Publication on Milk Statistics here.